Barclays is on the corner then, then 1 door down was National Provincial Bank, that became Nat West, then next down was TSB. I have an advantage, I worked at NWB for a couple of years in the 70's. Lloyd's Bank was across the road, same side as Ben Lomond.
Re: Jarrow Quiz 9
Posted by Peter Bailey on November 2, 2019, 11:23 am, in reply to "Re: Jarrow Quiz 9"
From the later 1920s till end of WW2 my Mam's family lived above the NP Bank - my Grandma was the caretaker there.
In my first stint at Jarrow Branch, 1975 to 1977, we still had a caretaker who lived upstairs and made sure we had a wonderful fire going in the winter. Unfortunately I don't remember ever meeting this person. My 2nd stint 1980 to 1981, the caretaker had moved on and the upstairs had been made in a staff room and storage and more importantly we had lost the coal fire.
When I was there between 1975 to 1981 Jarrow was the sub of South Shields. At both stints there was a grand total of 4 staff. A sub manager, sat most of the day in his small office and 3 clerks doing the days work. I loved it there, we often set ourselves a challenge on how quick we could get finished after closing the door at 3,30...
Those were the days Liz. In my clerking days at Lloyds, Hebburn in the early sixties we closed at 3pm and just like you we worked to balance everything up and to beat the "getting out" record which I recall was once 3.10. Although Jack O'Leary often thwarted us by arriving bang on three with a lorry load of change from the church collections and Bingo ! However the downside to the getting out early days was that if we didn't balance or at half year ends we worked as long as it took .......sometimes 11pm......without overtime just 2/6 "tea money" at the managers discretion if it was after 7pm.